Job Description

Project description

In Togo the electricity rate is only 26%. Most electricity is imported from neighboring countries.  The village Yikpa (300 km from Lomé) and the NGO ‘Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement’ have requested the installation of a 14 kW pico solar power plant to supply the village with electricity. The project will serve as a pilot to demonstrate the feasibility of sustainable minigrids in rural Togo.

Job Description

The current project team has a strong technical profile. They need resources to assist with the necessary non-technical activities:

  • Somebody on the financial side to actively chase up on funding opportunities and to maintain the financial model.
  • Somebody on the operational side of things: marketing, PR, etc.

Applicant Requirements

  • Prior experience in doing  business case/feasibility studies is preferred.
  • Prior experience with any project  related off grid energy systems is preferred.
  • Keen attention to detail, structured and well-organised.
  • Enjoys working in a team.
  • Available ~4h/week to work on the project
  • Assist to the project team meetings in Rotterdam

Remuneration

All the openings at Engineers without Borders are unpaid volunteer positions. We dedicate our free time to improve life in developing countries and have fun and a great learning experience by doing so. Our only expectation is that you dedicate the amount of free time you feel comfortable with and that you commit to this.

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